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On my way with Ruth

It seems yesterday since I first set foot in the sanctuary at West London Synagogue, it was the 18th of August 2011.

Taking a Shmita period from my Italian family life, my beloved work in Ayurveda and my skills in fashion design, I was eager to quench my thirst for a higher purpose for all of it. 294 more words


What Lies Beneath: Semi-Limp Parchment Bindings in The Academy’s Rare Book Collection (Items of the Month)

By Erin Albritton, Head of Conservation, and Christina Amato, Book Conservator, Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Laboratory

In the summer of 2013, conservators in the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory began investigating conservation treatment options for a 17th-century Parisian imprint. 1,140 more words


Happy Bird-day, Conrad Gesner (Item of the Month)

By Rebecca Pou, Archivist

March 26 marks the birthday of the man behind one of my favorite books in our collection.

Conrad Gesner was born in Zurich in 1516. 351 more words


Beer of the Month March 2015

I’m excited to introduce Beer of the Month for March … Parallel 49 Craft Lager, from right here in Vancouver BC!

I tried Parallel 49 Craft Lager on tap at the Parallel 49 tasting room, located at 1950 Triumph Street in Vancouver. 240 more words